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Focus Zetec 2009 - Lock Sound At 15Mph


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Hi everyone,

I brought my first ford last monday. It was a focus zetec 2009 facelift model.

I love the car, its well built and perfect. However, just one thing, whenever

I hit 15mph i hear a locking sound, its very faint. I have searched

All over the net and tried the motion lock / unlock setting but, i have had

No joy at all. At times my door lock would not even let me lock / unlock 3

Times in a row.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Do the mk 2.5 facelift models

Have a different way of deactiviating this feature. I tried

To unlock the door from outside when the lock sound happened

When my wife was driving but it still opens from the outside.

I brought the car from evans halshaw last monday. I have it

Booked in on wednesday to get the tracking aligned as the

Car pulls to the right when the steering is held straight

Any help regarding this locking sound would help, its driving me nuts.

I dont mind the motion lock feature (if thats what it is)

But as i am not able to activiate / deactivate this feature

I am kind of in the dark!

Many thanks in advance for any help!


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This could be the abs check the car will do this everytime upon start up when you set off at about 12ish mph and is perfectly normal dunno if this is your problem but not a lot of people know about it so think oh dear what's that noise

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Wow! Thanks for both uour replies! I was going nuts trying to

Do the motion lock / unlock thing yday!

Does the abs check only occur ecery journey? i.e when the car

Is turned on and drives away? The reason why i ask is because

The sound seems very similar to the sound described when ppl

Hear the motion lock kick in. Do the 09 plate focuses have this

Motion lock?

Thanks guys.

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does your car actually lock the doors? two things can happen at 15mph, first is the ABS as mentioned, second is the car could be programmed to lock the doors automatically as an anti hijack feature...

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Hi Jeebowhite,

My door defo do not lock. So much so i went as far as driving off and after hearing the noise i pulled over, climbed into the back seat unwound the window and tried to open the door, and guess what it opened. So it cant be the motion lock. I have also read that the 59 plate focuses (mk2.5) do not have the motion lock feature.

So i am assuming it must be the abs check. I am someone who worries so really i am after peace of mind in regards to the noise.

After the replies on thos this thread and reading elsewhere, i have presume it must be the abs check.

P.s - as mentioned i tried the motion lock disable procedure i.e turn ignition to position 2 , lock / unlock 3 times etc, but i did not get a beep. So my focus must not have this feature

This forum is mega helpful.

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It is 100% the ABS test click sounds at 12mph , only does it when the car is first started every time , and is just a test.

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You guys are very helpful!

My cars gone in for some light tracking as the car was veering to the right a little when the wheel was kept str8 on a dual carridgway.

Thanks again guys!

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